This week’s calendar and Corita Celebration

love1985Here’s what’s going on this week. A story on the Corita Celebration is running in tomorrow’s paper, but it’s available online, and you can already wander through the gallery at Hayward City Hall and take a look at various pop art works. She’s most famous for the stamp at left, which became one of the best selling U.S. Postage stamps of all time after being released in 1985.
Through March 20
Art exhibit — A new art exhibit by classically trained East Bay artists Will Tait and Rebecca Fogg is showing at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward. “In Their Element” exhibits works on paper and wood relief carvings, artwork that intensifies the patterns of nature experienced while exploring the boundaries of land and water. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (other days by appointment only). For more information, call 510-670-7270. To learn more about the artists, visit http://www.willtait.com, or http://www.westcoastfogg.com.

Feb. 16
Blood drive — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cal State East Bay, new student union, multipurpose room, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. (Sponsor code: CSUEASTBAY)

Job lab — 12:30-2:30 p.m. The Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., offers assistance for community members seeking employment by providing a quiet space for job seekers to use the library’s laptops to update or create a resume, search for jobs online, or other employment-related activities. Computers and assistance available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call Lyn at 510-667-7903.

Feb. 17
Mental fitness and memory — 1:30-3 p.m. Speaker Hope Klein Levy will speak at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., about how to improve the quality of your memory, your mental fitness and quality of life. Free program for older adults, their family members and service providers. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 510-667-7900, or Older Adult Services at 510-745-1491.

Feb. 18

Blood pressure screenings — 3:30 p.m. Students from Everest College will conduct free blood-pressure screenings at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C St. Registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 510-881-7980.

Through March 17
Art exhibit — Public invited to the Corita celebration honoring the life and artwork of Corita Kent (1918-1986), showing at the John O’Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. Gala reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, with film viewings of Jeffrey Hayden’s documentary “Primary Colors — The Story of Corita,” at 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Feb. 19
“Shrimp-a-peel” fundraiser — 4 p.m. Meal is shrimp, spaghetti, salad and dessert. All money raised goes to support the George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro, which provides care for children with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Tickets, $20 per person, must be purchased in advance. For tickets or more information, call Joann Silveira at 510-785-2053.

Feb. 20
Donate blood — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donate at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro. Each donor will receive a Hornblower Cruises and Events coupon valued at $50 toward a brunch or dinner cruise for two. To schedule an appointment, go to www.bloodheroes.com, click on “donate blood” and enter sponsor code FUMCSL; or call the church at 510-483-0606.

Feb. 22
Blood drive — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saint Joachim Catholic Church, church hall, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or go to redcrossblood.org. (Sponsor code: HAYWARD)

Government Listings

Castro Valley
Sanitary District
A regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castro Valley Sanitary District board room, 21040 Marshall St.
Topics include adopting statements from candidates applying for the board’s open seat.
For the full agenda, go to www.cvsan.org.

Get more information, links about Hayward meetings on the City Clerk’s blog.

A regular meeting of the City Council will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 777 B St.
It will be broadcast on Hayward cable Channel 15 and online at www.hayward-ca.gov.
Topics include a work session on the draft Mission Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan.
For the full agenda, go to www.hayward-ca.gov.

A special meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the district board room, 24411 Amador St.
Topics include a discussion on the superintendent search, and a work session on special education programs scheduled for 5 p.m.
For the full agenda, go to www.husd.k12.ca.us.

There will be a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2A of City Hall, 777 B St.
Topics include senior apartments at B and Grand streets, and a CGBG funding process update.

There will be a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Conference room 1C at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.
Topics include a presentation on the state of the current real estate market, and a report on the Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance.

There will be a public information meeting for the I-880/SR92 Reliever Route at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ochoa Middle School multipurpose room, 2121 Depot Road.
City staff will be conducting a public information meeting to illustrate and discuss the first phase of the project.
For more information, visit the city’s website at www.hayward-ca.gov and click on the Reliever Route icon.

A work session will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the Helen Lawrence South Offices Conference Room, 999 E. 14th St.
Topics include ranking the city’s Capital Improvement Program projects.
For the full agenda, go to www.sanleandro.org.

San Lorenzo
Oro Loma Sanitary District
A regular meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s board room at 2655 Grant Ave.
Topics include reports from the finance and insurance committee.
For the full agenda, go to www.oroloma.org.

Eric Kurhi

  • Fred Sandsmark

    The small Corita exhibit at the Castro Valley library is great — I saw it yesterday. I have to admit I didn’t know who she was, but now I’m eager to learn more.

  • Eric Kurhi

    So today’s HUSD meeting will be held in two parts. The supt. search portion goes from 1 to 3 p.m., that’s followed by a closed session and an hour break, with the special education work session starting at 5 p.m.

  • Eric Kurhi

    City of Hayward just announced a special Council Budget and Finance Committee Meeting for 3:30 p.m. Friday, in room 4B at City Hall. Topic: Discussion of Redevelopment Agency bond and financing options.

  • Eric,
    I hope that you were able to attend the first session of the HUSD board meeting. It would be nice to know what the discussion and decision(s) were regarding the search.

    Did anybody else attend the meeting????

  • Sherry Blair

    Eric, can they have a council meeting without notice?

  • Michael Moore


    I will go to the meeting this afternoon, I think. Perhaps we will see each other. According to the city by laws the city manager can call emergency meetings. These are the Council members: Barbara Halliday, Bill Quirk and Michael Sweeney.
    Contact: Susan Stark or 510-583-4010.

    Meeting Schedule: Quarterly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, Room 4B. Special meetings will be scheduled as determined necessary by the City Manager. The committee also reviews the Capital Improvement Plan as part of annual budget review.

  • Eric Kurhi

    Corita organizer tells me that Hollywood actress Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront,” “North by Northwest”)will be attending the Corita Celebration kickoff this evening. Her husband, TV producer Jeffrey Hayden, will be talking about the artist.

  • Michael Moore

    We can certainly look forward to an exciting spring, according to the Mayor and the Budget Committee. I am sure that Eric will fill every one in, but this Spring and Summer promise to be very exciting.

  • Sherry Blair

    Sorry I couldn’t join you Michael. I’m glad you went.